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  • Hurting for Certain

    Posted on January 23rd, 2015 cwmoore No comments

    TallShip1I have now spent weeks trying to recover from the excesses of the stainless polishing episode. I still hurt all over my shoulder and neck which are know weak spots for this old guy. I have had to slow down and take it easier. So in that vein I have been using the notebook a little more.  Lots of ibuprofen going into the system after a round of Prednisone  to suppress the irritation wherever it was.

    I came across this Pin tonight and just sort of connected with it.

    Today we were informed that Grandson DJ has cancer of the intestine.  They operated on him and removed a section of his intestine.  After a suitable recovery period he will undergo Chemo and Radiation treatments to irradicate remenants of the disease.  We are thinking of him constantly throughout the day.

    It rained all day and is still raining and will continue to rain until tomorrow.  When I checked tonight the boat was dry since we replaced the lens on the aft size 40 hatch.  The forward size 60 hatch has not been replaced yet as Holland Marine continues to work on it.

    I have replaced one fluorescent light on the boat with LED’s and the experiment was moderately successful but will require a few more warm white LED’s to fill in a few spots.  I have at lease 3 more fixtures to go and the rest will remain fluorescent as I should now have spares for quite a while.  The two head bar fluorescence’s will be changed out to RED/WHITE LED’s too.  so I guess that makes 5 to go.

     

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  • Just a blather

    Posted on January 13th, 2015 cwmoore No comments

    Lots of parts for the boat arrived today and yesterday. We installed the blower that arrived yesterday and it took all of our time to get her done. All that remains ist to shrink the tubing and apply the green/yellow ground.

    The life in the camper is getting a bit close and we are getting on each others nerves a bit. With no place to escape, to avoid escallation, I usually go silent an brood for a while but soon forget whatever was the problem. I’ll be glad when the boat is in the water. We need good dry weather to do the teak to teak sealing so SAM can apply two coats of Cetol and we are ready.

    I cannot wait to get out of this very tiny RV. I activated the Verizon hotspot at $30 per month and it seems to work very well with plenty of bandwidth and I set it up to run three devices. I posted the speedtest.net results on facebook. it was 10 down and 6 up.

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  • A rainy day and the week ahead.

    Posted on January 11th, 2015 cwmoore No comments

    Today started with light rain hitting the camper top. I like that sound and it is soothing. A quick peek outside revealed not leden skies but some bright spots too. It was lightly sprinkling as we arrived at church and the same when we left that the end of the service. We stopped by the grocery – actually two of them. Out main purchase was some good fish but there were other items in there too.

    Back at the RV we ate lunch and took our Sunday afternoon day of rest. For dinner SAM made some of the fish down at the clubhouse but not too much was going on but football so we left to eat supper back at the RV. After that I did some research on Mini Maglite 272 lumen that are not turning on correctly. I think it is extremely poor that a $24 flashlight does not even last a year. As a matter of fact the newest on does not turn on at all when you turn it on. If you let it sit there long enough it comes on all by itself in a minute or three. Pretty poor, and I told them that.

    Ok, so now I am winding down the day writing in journals, blogs and more blogs. Night.

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  • Cold tonight – a Florida Freeze Warning

    Posted on January 6th, 2015 cwmoore No comments

    We are expecting a cold one tonight here in Green Cove Springs. Even though we are on the water it is expected to get into the 20’s tonight. The heater is now on and runningalmost constantly. I may have to awake in the wee hours and turn it up from I setting to II setting. This temperature may even challenge this but we will have to endure.

    Here is the NOAA Forcast:THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A FREEZE
    WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
    THURSDAY MORNING.

    * TEMPERATURE…LOWS WILL BE IN THE UPPER 20S TO AROUND 30 DEGREES.

    * IMPACTS…TENDER VEGETATION…EXPOSED PIPES…AND PEOPLE SENSITIVE
    TO THE COLD SHOULD BE PROTECTED.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

    A FREEZE WATCH MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE POSSIBLE FOR
    AT LEAST 2 HOURS. PRECAUTIONS MAY BE REQUIRED TO PROTECT PLANTS…
    PETS AND THOSE SENSITIVE TO THE COLD IF A FREEZE WARNING IS
    ISSUED.

    I started the Prednisone blister pack to try and combat the arm weakness that has plagued me for the past few days. It all started when I did three long days polishing the stainless steel and then did a lot of nook and cranny work that stretched my neck this way and that. I developed a stiff neck and then an extremely sore sholder and neck that later migrated to arm weakness. This persists but my neck feels better.

    Boat work goes slow and we are now waiting tfor the 3M 4000UV to seal the cap rails to the cap rail trim. SAM has been doing this type of work so it will be new for her and will probably be frustrating until she gets the technique down. I say all this because I have to take it easy for quite a while to avoid permanent damage to nerves. Meanwhile we continue to live in the small RV that sits atop the bed or our truck. It is tight but we are managing. The boat will feel like a palace!

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